Recover Integrity: Blog

Being Vulnerable in Recovery If you come to treatment or you are coming to recovery, one word you will definitely hear is vulnerability. The importance of being vulnerable in the therapeutic relationship--particularly in treatment--is something you might hear from a spouse as well.    On the one hand, I think it is a word a lot of people have heard--definitely in California. On the other hand, it is a word that is often misunderstood. I think the way...

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When you are entering into recovery there are a few terms or words, ideas that you will hear over and over again. And they are outlining the contours of the space we are inhabiting when we are working on ourselves to transform--when we are engaging in recovery, when we are looking at optimal well-being.    Transparency in Treatment In treatment in particular, one of the terms that they will use is "transparency". And I will talk about the...

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Medication assisted treatment (including Suboxone and vivitrol)   Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is using pharmaceutical medications, prescribed medications to help treat active addiction.    It's different than just the psychiatric medication that you use to treat underlying conditions of depression and anxiety. MAT treatment is a specific classification of drugs that are used to affect the addiction directly. And so there are agonists and antagonists drugs that provide an effect similar to the drug you were using, but allow you...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the common things that I come across with people that are trying to recover. So I sort of look at more universal elements that mean the thing about addiction, is it's not really appropriate, it's not accurate. To say...

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What to expect in this episode:   1. In Recovery you need to have boundaries, assertiveness, and use your right to say “NO” 2. People that can't handle boundaries, are going to leave your life relatively quickly. 3. How to be a little more authentic and assertive 4. What happens when you start to draw boundaries   In Recovery you need to have boundaries, assertiveness, and use your right to say “NO”   Usually, people don't want to be in a relationship because they...

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The Role of People-Pleasing and Codependency in Addiction    When you're working with people that are in early recovery, they suffer from the same kind of orientations and disorders that exist in the culture at large, just usually in a more extreme way.    Over accommodation or people-pleasing So one of the things that come across a lot is what we call over accommodation or people-pleasing, and it means sort of overextending the boundaries of myself in a way that...

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